Chess News

Magnus Carlsen retained his World Championship title in Sochi, Russia, with a dramatic victory in round 11 against challenger Vishy Anand.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 9:38 am
13-year-old Sam Sevian became the youngest American Grandmaster in history at the GM Norm Invitational at the STL Chess Club, beating Ray Robson's record, previously held by Nakamura and Fischer!
Posted: November 23, 2014, 9:12 am
Today in the World Championship, challenger Vishy Anand had an edge in a Grunfeld endgame, but Carlsen held the draw, and is now just one point away from retaining his title.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 9:07 am
The United States’ super Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura will square off against GM Levon Aronian, the World No. 4, in the Showdown in Saint Louis, a five-round contest for the lion’s share of a $100,000 purse.
Posted: November 20, 2014, 4:50 pm
The World Championship is slowing down at the homestretch as Magnus Carlsen was sleepy in game eight while game nine was a 20-move draw by repetition. Anand has three rounds to catch up!
Posted: November 20, 2014, 4:29 pm
Find details on a Schein-Friedman online auction featuring lessons with super-GMs Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura, who will face each other in a match later this week in Saint Louis.
Posted: November 18, 2014, 8:51 pm
Kostya Kavutskiy writes about the long road to his first IM norm, which he earned at the SPICE Cup last month in Saint Louis.
Posted: November 18, 2014, 12:01 pm
In the summer of 2015, the World Chess Hall of Fame present an exhibition exploring the history of chess during World War II. We are seeking material related to the effect of war on the world of chess.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 10:20 pm
Today, Carlsen pressed hard but challenger Anand held strong in a marathon 122-move draw. Round 8 was also a solid draw with Carlsen playing Black, bringing the match score to 4.5-3.5.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 1:45 pm
Alice Dong, a 2044-rated sixteen year old junior at Princeton (NJ) High School, organized an all-girls chess camp to motivate more girls to stick with the game.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 8:36 am

Five months after forcing Sonny Gibbs from his spot on the edge of a Harlem playground because he did not have a vending permit, New York City has welcomed him back.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 5:00 am
The commotion this week over whether The Times’s chess column was being discontinued or might survive was a reminder of how many people follow our chess and bridge coverage.
Posted: October 16, 2014, 8:09 pm
Organizational problems have plagued the current Grand Prix series, but Fabiano Caruana is holding the lead as expected.
Posted: October 12, 2014, 4:00 am
Players from India won six medals at the World Youth Championships in Durban, South Africa, twice the number as Russia.
Posted: October 5, 2014, 4:00 am
A team from Azerbaijan won the European Club Cup with a roster of players from six countries.
Posted: September 28, 2014, 4:00 am
For years, Sonny Gibbs sold flowers and taught chess at the edge of a playground, but the parks department banished him this spring because he had no permit.
Posted: September 27, 2014, 4:00 am
Bartlomiej Macieja, the chess coach at the University of Texas at Brownsville, finished a half-point ahead of a Ukrainian grandmaster that the Masters tournament in North Carolina.
Posted: September 21, 2014, 4:00 am
Hou Yifan’s victory in this year’s Grand Prix series may help her defend the women’s world championship.
Posted: September 14, 2014, 4:00 am
Fabiano Caruana won his first seven games at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis and wrapped up the title well before the tournament was over.
Posted: September 7, 2014, 4:00 am
The tournament is intended to be the first step in a multiyear plan to organize and run tournaments with big prize funds.
Posted: September 1, 2014, 4:00 am

The ASEAN Chess Academy, the World Chess Federation (FIDE) and the Thailand Chess Association have the honour of inviting all federations and eligible players for the World Schools Individual Chess Championships 2015 to be organised in Pattaya, Thailand from 6th May (arrival) to 15th May (departure) 2015. There shall be 6 categories; namely Under-07, Under-09 [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: November 26, 2014, 3:08 pm
The Qatar Masters 2014, a new mega-open chess tournament, is taking place from 25th November to 5th December at the 5-star Crowne Plaza Hotel in Doha, Qatar. The organizers are excited to have such great chess players as Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Anish Giri, Alexei Shirov, Gata Kamsky, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov and many others. The event is a 9-round Swiss FIDE [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: November 26, 2014, 10:00 am
The 8th Kings Tournament Romgaz 2014 is taking place on 21-26th November in Medias, the second largest city in Sibiu County, Transylvania, Romania. The Olympic Champions 2014 – the Chinese team – will visit Romania and play 4 matches against the Romanian Olympic team in a Scheveningen system (each player of one team plays each [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: November 26, 2014, 9:08 am
The 74th Italian Individual Chess Championship for men is taking place from 22nd November to 5th December 2014 at the Presso l’Hotel “Villa Rota Resort” in Boscotrecase, a commune (municipality) in the Province of Naples in the Italian region Campania. The event is a 12-player round-robin tournament, including most of the best Italian chess players: 2012 [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: November 26, 2014, 8:27 am
Live games with computer analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: November 25, 2014, 7:10 pm
Carlsen exclusively revealed that former World Champion Garry Kasparov was helping him before and during the match
Author: Goran
Posted: November 25, 2014, 6:44 pm
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin took part in the closing ceremony of the 2014 match to determine the World Chess Champion. Press release and photos by the Presidential Press and Information Office. The President congratulated the Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen on his victory over the Indian chess player Viswanathan Anand. After the ceremony, [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: November 25, 2014, 6:43 pm
Live video starts at 16:00 CET
Author: chessdom
Posted: November 25, 2014, 2:00 pm
The 2014 Ukrainian Individual Chess Championships for men and women took place on 10-22nd November 2014 in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. The 83rd Ukrainian Men’s Championship was topped by GM Yuriy Kuzubov and GM Pavel Eljanov on 7.5/11 points, but Kuzubov prevailed on a better tie-break score and grabbed the trophy GM Anton Korobov [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: November 25, 2014, 1:30 pm
The Croatian Chess Federation and Croatian Comission for women’s chess organized the 2014 edition of the Croatian Cup for women on 22-23rd November 2014 at the Palace Hotel**** in Zagreb, the capital and largest city of Croatia. The event was a 5-round Swiss Team rapid tournament with tempo of play 30′ + 30″, valid for [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: November 25, 2014, 1:21 pm

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